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civil law. The time allowed either by law or by agreement of the
parties to do something.
2. The law allows a delay, for a... more
This phrase, which literally signifies the
choice of a
person, is applied to show that partners have the right to select their
copartners, and that no set... more
A person elected by the people of a territory of the United
States, to congress, who has a seat in congress, and a right of... more
civil law. It is a kind of novation, (q. v.) by which the
original debtor, in order to be liberated from his creditor, gives him a
contracts. The transfer of authority from one or more
to one or more others.
2. In general, all persons sui juris may delegate to another... more
legislation. It signifies the whole number of the
represent a district, a state, and the like, in a deliberative assembly,
as, the delegation from Ohio, the... more
To examine, to consult, in order to form an
a jury deliberate as to their verdict.
contracts, crimes. The act of the understanding, by which
the party examines whether a thing proposed ought to be done or not to be
done, or whether... more
legislation. The council which is held touching some
business, in an assembly having the power to act in relation to it.
2. In deliberative... more
civil law. The act by which one person, by fraud or malignity,
causes some damage or tort to some other. In its most enlarged sense, this
civil law. He who has been guilty of some crime, offence or
failure of duty.
med.jur. A disease of the mind produced by inflammations,
particularly in fevers, and other bodily diseases.
2. It is also occasioned by intoxicating agents.
med. jur. A species of insanity which has
name, in consequence of the tremor experienced by the delirious person,
when under a fit of the disorder.
Practice. A term used by the clerk in court to every
prisoner who is arraigned and pleads not guilty to whom he wishes a good
deliverance. In... more
conveyancing. The transferring of a deed from the grantor to
the grantee, in such a manner as to deprive him of the right to recall it,
contracts. The transmitting the possession of a thing
person into the power and possession of another.
2. Originally, delivery was a clear and unequivocal... more
child-birth, med. jur. The act of a woman giving birth
to her off-
2. It is frequently of great importance to ascertain whether or... more
med. jurisp. A diseased state of the mind, in which persons
believe things to exist, which exist only, or in the degree they are
conceived of only... more
contracts. A claim, a legal obligation.
2. Lord Coke says, that demand is a word of art, and of an extent, in its
signification, greater... more
practice. A requisition or a request by one individual to
to do a particular thing.
2. Demands are either express or implied. In many cases,... more